Frank Scott Hogg

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Frank Scott Hogg

Birthdate: (47)
Death: 1951 (47)
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Son of James Scott Hogg and Ida Hogg
Husband of Helen Sawyer Hogg

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About Frank Scott Hogg

Frank Scott Hogg (June 26, 1904 – January 1, 1951) was born to Dr. James Scott Hogg and Ida Barberon in Preston, Ontario.

After earning and undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, Hogg received the second doctorate in astronomy awarded at Harvard University in 1929 where he pioneered in the study of spectrophotometry of stars and of spectra of comets. In September 1931, he married Helen Sawyer Hogg. During World War II, he developed a two-star sextant for air navigation. He was the head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Toronto and director of the David Dunlap Observatory from 1946 until his death. During this time he pursued the observatory's major research program to study the motions of faint stars in the line of sight.

The crater Hogg on the Moon is co-named for him and Arthur Hogg.

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Age 47